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tv   [untitled]    June 28, 2013 3:00am-3:31am PDT

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>> meeting of the mta and board of directors and the parking authority commission. >> brinkman >> present. >> heinieke is anticipated. >> lee? >> present. >> director nolan >> present. >> ramos. >> present. >> rubke. >> present. >> rubke, present. >> pr chairman and directors you have a quorum. be advised that use of sound producing devices are prohibited at the meeting any person responsible for one going off may be asked to leave the meeting. be advised that the cell phones that vibrate cause microphone disturbance so we request that you put them in the off position. approval of the minutes for june fourth.
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>> approved. >> closed session was canceled. >> recently sworn in as a member of the retirement board and on service on that already and will not be on our board any more. and i have asked him to come to be recognized by the board. and can't go to a meeting until august. >> at that time we will have the recognition of her, wonderful service to this agency. >> thank you. >> any other? >> six, introduction of new or unfinished business by board members? >> board members? >> rubke? >> i was wondering if we could get an update on where we are with the electronic information with the taxis. i know that taxi items but a speaker asked about the progress of the development of an application based on the information that we are gathering. >> okay. >> are you asking for a report on that? >> yes. >> okay. >> members... >> director ramos?
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>> yes, thank you, chairman. i have been hearing a lot about the castro street improvements and i am wonder ifing we could expect an update on that any time in the near future and if we could plan on one? >> are you planning anything here? >> i don't think that there is anything planned right now. the planning department is project managing this phase, the planning phase and we can provide an update to the board on the status of the project. >> i know that a lot of people are talking about that. >> anyone else. >> seeing none. >> item 7, director's report? >> good afternoon,. >> good afternoon, nolan, and members of the board and public and staff. a couple of to report, one, i may have mentioned this previously, but as you know we have four goals of the strategic plans and the fourth goal is one that we have probably talked about the least
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since the plan was adopted by this board back, i guess a year and a half ago. and that has to do with strengthening the organization and what we need to do internally to support our workforce to develop and grow the workforce so that we can deliver on the rest of the goals of the strategic plan. so to that end, one of the things that we are doing is gathering some base-line information on kind of the pulse of the workforce. and we are doing that through an employee survey that we launched last week, and at the end of the month. and we are giving employees an opportunity to give us feedback on that, a number of different aspects of the organization, and their role in it and the support they feel that they get from the organization, and things that they think that they need to help them do their job better and that is available to all employees, not just those at a desk, we have an internet version and also a phone or a paper version and we are going to try to make sure
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to reach as many of our employees as we can no matter what the work location or schedule. >> once we get results back in august, we will subsequently come back and keep the board updated on what we have learned and what actions we will take in further of goal four. so that is something that we intended to do once the strategic plan was adopted and that is moving forward and this data will set a base line for measuring the progress going forward. >> the next thing, we wanted to remind folks that the america's cup. the event starts just in a couple of weeks, and starting on the july fourth weekend, the first race is on july 7th, and it will run through mid september, and the first part from july to the end of august is the (inaudible) cup and i think that it is like the playoffs and then the finals the america's cup is what happens in september. and the people plan, that we
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have given you some updates on and that is what the transportation strategies for the america's cup is called. and will be in place for the events as we did last year, what with some modification and learning and improvements for this year. and we will have pedestrian and bicycle wave finding which will be installed in the next week or so and a lot of enhanced transit not just muni but other transit providers as well to make connection between transit, between, key, transit hubs and key location venues. and there will be special america's cup 511, pages, on the website for consistent up to date information. for a call we have a flexible plan that we can flexion up or down depending on the demand, so the real time information from sources such as 511 will be important and we are developing as we did last year, a visitor prosures on transportation options and we
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got the feedback from the hotel council and sf travel that those brochures were well received and found helpful to get to people coming in from out of town, as we did last year, we will have the on street ambassadors to help direct the members of the public where what transportation options are available to get to whatever, event they are trying to get to. we will have a bicycle facility and still working out details including the one way or twot way and how much of it will have, and probably have it in september, when the finals which when the biggest traffic is expected and also, piloting the taxis and para transit zones at key locations, our special events team that is led by leontelo will be in charge day-to-day implementation and we will continue to make adjustments as-needed to make it successful. i think that the experience
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from last year will help us a lot in insuring the same kind of success this year. so good progress on that. and moving on, i wanted to mention that sf park, was once again, we can niced by an independent agency in this case, it was named the most innovative parking program in the united states by the international parking institute. and the ipi survey that is membership to identify the cities that are trend setting and progressive in the approach to parking and chose sfpark, ipi was founded in 1962 as the world's largest association representing parking professionals and the parking industry, so this is kind of the group to be weighing in on parking and just a brief excerpt from the report. it provides real time information on parking availability and cost and reduces double parking and circling and congestion and
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improves the parking and ease in convenience. allowing the sfmtv to provide real time data and maintain contractual control and devalue ate the pilot's various components. one of the bravest steps was requiring the city and government employees to pay for parking, something that i hear almost daily from our own staff and the other city departments, it remains extremely unpopular, but i think that it is appropriate but nevertheless, and it goes on to say that the move was designed to bolster the program's credibility before asking to change parking management. so very honored to be honored and the work of somali and her team, and achieve another, this is one of a dozen national or international recognitions for this program. it is pretty impressive. and finally, i wanted to let you and the public know, that
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in july we will be hosting the bay area will be hosting two american public transportation association workshops, at the lead trade organization if you will for the transportation industry. and they are going to be having two of their workshops here at the end of july, on july the 29th through the 31st, we are joining with sam trans, to host the multimodel workshop and it will provide planners and schedulers in the latest in scheduling, facilities planning and advances and rapid transit so this is geared towards the folks and kind of on the front lines of planning and design who are doing all of the innovative work across the country in multimodal transit. and so that should be a fun group. and july, 28 to 30, so they overlap, we are joining with bart of the sustainability and
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transportation workshop and in this workshop we will feature environmentally and energy efficient development and practices to advance, the public transportation role in sustainability, and both will be held at the saint francis and excepting 300 people between the two conferences and relatively small but we are still happy to be the host city, and working with our partner agencies to host and we will as the details develop, in terms of what events or opportunities there will be, we will be sure to let you know. but i believe that the registration is opened for fwo*egt both and hopefully we will get a lot of good attendance and good information out of the workshops and that is all that i have. >> thank you. >> members of the board? questions or comments? >> members of the public? on the director's report? >> okay, seeing none, thank you. >> item 8, citizen's advisory council report. >> welcome back. >> thank you, very much.
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>> well that is a change. usually it is i who... >> we understand that i should be by the microphone. >> we understand that you are stepping down after eleven years of the chairman of the citizen's advisory committee. and the group that created prop a that created the beginning, how much that we appreciate everything that you have done, and your reports are always thoughtful, and we really appreciate your work especially the work of the entire citizen advisory committee. so, congratulations >> thank you very much. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you very much. >> and i very much appreciate that. i was going to mention this at
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the end of my presentation but i will mention it now. and yes, it is true i have advised my colleagues and i will not seek reelection to the fourth term, the personal and career obligations make it difficult for me at this point to put in the amount of time that the job requires. and i have been the sheriff for eleven years and so it is not exactly like i am leaving before i have had a chance to do whatever i can with the job. as i mentioned i have been involved with the agency from its conception as a co-author of the william form charter amendment which became prop e. and i will continue to be involved with the agency. you are not completely rid of me just yet. and i have told my colleagues about, i would be interested in
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continuing as ac ac liaison to the dap and the bond oversight committee and i will continue, at least for a time as a member of the cac itself. and to the whatever, help that i can be to whoever my colleagues choose to succeed me. i am confident that they will choose someone to chair the cac that can build on the things that i did well and improve on the things that i did not so well, and keep moving forward with making cac a keep part of the sfmta. >> it has been a great privilege to work with the people of the mta and by naming names i run the risk of leaving some people out. and i have injoyed working with all three executive directors under my tenure, michael burns, matt ford and now ed riskin. and i have had the great
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privilege of working with our two longest term staff liaisons who were or had a very broad knowledge of the agency which is helpful to us in our work. paul, and your own roberta and that has been a great privilege. i also want to single out another member of the staff. as you may know, the under the charter the only thing that the cac must do, is to review the sfmta budget. everything else that we do in terms of providing advice to the mta board is what we think we ought to do. and reviewing a budget is the one thing that we must do. and so to thaend, we always engage in a lot of strutny and it is a privilege of working with (inaudible) and who i,
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used to single out every year, at the end of the budget process, but now, every two years, because we have moved the two year budgets which was something that the cac advocated for, i believe as far as back as 2002. and i am appreciative of the three people who served long tenure as secretaries to the cac. and vincent done lap and deborah reid and tores and all who have done a lot to make me look more confident that i actually am. during my time on the cac, i made a... i decided when i took the job at the cac, there were a couple of things that i ought to do and one of those was when i i thought that i had to write every line of the system
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because i live where i live and it is easy for your vision of muni to be the 43 1k3 the 6 and the things that run through my neighborhood and so every year i have gone out and ridden each line and it is eye opening and i would suggest to people, not only is there more of the city that you think that you have seen and haven't, but that there is a way in which it makes the system more than lines on a map. by which i really mean, that it makes you understand how this connects in particular neighborhoods to the rest of the city and not just as, well there is a neighborhood here, and we are running service every x minutes, it gets you passed and i find that helpful and i have done that ev